Pastor of Students

Chipo S. Johnson

Reverend Chipo S. Johnson was born in Washington D. C. and raised in Harare, Zimbabwe where she received her undergraduate degree from the University of Zimbabwe. After completing her master’s degree in Pediatric Physical Therapy from the University of Washington, Reverend Johnson pursued her call to ministry. She attended Seminary at Seattle Pacific University where she graduated with a Master of Divinity in June 2016.

Since 2008, Reverend Johnson has served on staff at Damascus International Fellowship, where she has had the opportunity to participate in leadership roles in multiple areas of ministry to both children and adults. Over the years, her passion and gifts have allowed her to cross over into different ministry roles where she previously served in the following capacities: preschool Sunday School teacher; youth Sunday school teacher; young adult Sunday school teacher; adult Sunday school teacher; the Servant-Leader for Discipleship within the Sisters of Virtue Women’s Ministry; Chaplain for the Worship Ministry; Co-Servant Leader of the ECCO Prayer Ministry; and Servant-Leader of In-reach/Out-reach. Through these and other opportunities to serve, Reverend Johnson has had the opportunity to discover and develop in her spiritual gifts as a teacher and minister of the gospel. Her passion for teaching and preaching has been recognized both in and out of the church setting.

In March 2012, Reverend Johnson’s call as a minister of the gospel was confirmed by the congregation and the senior pastor— Reverend James P. Broughton, III—of Damascus International Fellowship, where she received her license to preach.

Reverend Chipo's vision...

Reverend Johnson’s burden is to see individuals and families live in the fullness of their God-given potential in every area of their lives—mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually—and to empower them to access “Life to the Full” through the transformative power of the truth of Jesus Christ (John 10:10).

Reverend Chipo's Family...

Reverend Chipo Johnson lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband, Reverend Blake Johnson, who is the Pastor of Young Adults at DIF. They are the proud parents and grandparents of a blended family of four adult daughters, one son-in-law, and four grandchildren. The two of them love spending time with friends and family when they are not serving together in ministry. Currently Reverend Chipo serves at Damascus as the Pastor of Students, overseeing all ministry to children and youth aged 2 through 12th grade, and college.